|Rag Radio 10-20-2009 / Criminal Justice and Capital Punishment in Texas - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Criminal justice and Texas politics. Discussion focused on Governor Rick Perry’s handling of the Cameron Todd Willingham execution in an arson case where the evidence was later brought into serious question. Guests: *Glenn W. Smith – Prominent political consultant and editor of Dog Canyon, an Austin-based political blog. *Steve Hall – Director of Stand Down Texas, an organization advocating a moratorium on executions and a review of Texas’ application of the death penalty.
Keywords: -Texas, Criminal Justice, Glenn W. Smith, Steve Hall, Capital Punishment, Cameron Todd Willingham
|Rag Radio 2010-10-05 -- Death Penalty and Mumia Abu-Jamal w/Joe Dubovy & Akwasi Evans - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
A discussion about the death penalty and the cases of Mumia Abu-Jamal -- an African American journalist who has been on death row for 28 years -- Rodney Reed, and Cameron Todd Willingham. Guests: anti-death penalty activist Joe Dubovy and progressive journalist Akwasi Evans. Joe Dubovy was a founder of the New York Committee to Repeal the Death Penalty, which played a major role in overturning the death penalty -- and is the organizer of the Reed-Mumia Solidarity Committee that held a rally in A...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Joe Dubovy; Akwasi Evans; Mumia Abu-Jamal; Rodney Reed; Cameron Todd Willingham; Death Penalty; Journalists; Activists
|People United - August 5, 2011 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features _Texas Observer_ Interim Editor Dave Mann on wrongful convictions in the Texas criminal justice system, particularly those that have led to a death sentence. He spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin, Texas, on March 3, 2011.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Dave Mann; Texas Observer; Texas; criminal justice; arson; fatalities; murder; evidence; forensics; ballistics; fingerprints; guilt; innocence; exoneration; sentence; sentencing; death penalty; conviction; appeal; Alfredo Guardiola; Anthony Graves; Claude Jones; Cameron Todd Willingham; Ernest Ray Willis; George W Bush; Rick Perry; police lineup; eyewitness procedures; evidentiary standards; reasonable doubt; history; current events